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UTSA Student Leadership Center sends students to Texas Conference for Women

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UTSA students at Texas Conference for Women

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(Nov. 22, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center hosted a trip by 45 students Nov. 19 to the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Held at the Austin Convention Center, the conference had more than 5,000 participants. Nationally recognized speakers shared their wisdom and insights on a range of personal and professional topics.

Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the 14th annual conference included inspiring keynote speakers such as Rachel Ray, Jennifer Lawson, Leyman Gbowee and Esmeralda Santiago. The conference featured breakout sessions with panelist discussions, a health and wellness pavilion, a vendor exhibit hall, and a career pavilion with a mentor match program and resume critique. The students praised the many great learning opportunities that were included in the one-day conference.

The center selected students from across the colleges, sending a diverse group to represent UTSA. Students brought their different backgrounds and experiences to the conference and gained knowledge to benefit their communities.

"I would definitely recommend the conference to my peers," said Leslie Hernandez, a UTSA senior in biology. "The conference inspired me to become a better leader as well as focus on myself more in a positive way. I think future students can utilize a lot of information given there."

"It was a great experience with amazing and very inspirational keynote speakers, also an amazing networking and learning experience," said Meagan Lavalais, a senior studying kinesiology.

"I would recommend the conference to other people because it helps you understand the perspective of other types of people," said James Corner, a UTSA freshman studying business. "I feel like a leader, and I have grown because I can now better communicate with all types of people."

For more information about programs and events, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center in H-E-B University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Camps or on the SLC website.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

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6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

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Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
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UTSA Alumni Gala

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